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German stocks - Factors to watch on August 1  

FRANKFURT, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Friday: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM French telecommunications company Iliad SA has made a surprise offer for T-Mobile US Inc, setting up a potential bidding war with Sprint Corp, the U.S. mobile carrier now controlled by Japan's Softbank Corp. Related news VOLKSWAGEN H1 results due from VW's premium car brand Audi....More
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TABLE-India's Maruti Suzuki July vehicle sales up 21.7 pct y/y  

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's vehicle sales in July: July 2014 July 2013 Pct change TOTAL SALES 101,380 83,299 21.7 DOMESTIC SALES 90,093 75,145 19.9 PASSENGER CARS 72,782 63,040 15.5 EXPORTS 11,287 8,154 38.4 NOTE: Maruti Suzuki, controlled by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp , is India's largest carmaker by sales. (Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy in Mumbai; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)...More
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Italy - Factors to watch on August 1  

The following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). ECONOMY Markit/ADACI releases July PMI manufacturing (0745 GMT). Transport Ministry releases July car sales (1600 GMT). July state sector borrowing requirement data. DEBT...More
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Fiat investors vote on Chrysler merger to ease access to cash, U.S. investors  

* Shareholder meeting kicks off at 0900 GMT * Two-thirds majority needed for merger to be approved * Merger key to facilitate U.S. listing, capital raising By Agnieszka Flak TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Fiat shareholders are expected to approve the Italian carmaker's merger with its U.S. unit Chrysler on Friday, a union aimed at boosting the world's seventh-largest auto group's appeal with foreign investors and paving the way for a U.S. share listing....More
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Tesla CEO says company can make more than 60,000 vehicles in 2015  

DETROIT, July 31 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk said that the electric car company will "certainly" make more than 60,000 vehicles in 2015, up from an expected 35,000 this year. Musk hinted that the production level may be well above 60,000 vehicles, based on the expected output by the end of 2015 of 2,000 vehicles per week from Tesla's plant in Fremont, California....More
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Tesla CEO says company to bear up to half cost of battery factory  

DETROIT, July 31 (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Thursday that he expects his company to bear between 40 percent and 50 percent of the cost of a lithium-ion battery plant, the Tesla Gigafactory....More
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UPDATE 1-Tesla posts $61.9 mln loss as second-quarter sales climb  

(Adds details on battery factory, production expansion, higher investment) By Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT, July 31 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it lost $61.9 million, or 50 cents a share, in the second quarter, as revenue nearly doubled to $769.3 million. On a non-GAAP basis, Tesla said it earned 11 cents a share, topping analysts' expectations of 4 cents. The company expects non-GAAP earnings to be about the same in the third quarter....More
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Tata Motors bets on new sedan to revive weak India sales  

By Aditi Shah NEW DELHI, Aug 1 (Reuters) - India's Tata Motors Ltd will launch a passenger car this month, its first new offering in four years, in a bid to regain market share and plug losses in its domestic business, which was also hard hit by the slowing economy. The car, called Zest, is a compact sedan built on a new platform and, in a departure from previous models, boasts user-friendly features such as touch-screen control panels....More
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Tesla posts $61.9 mln loss as second-quarter sales climb  

DETROIT, July 31 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it lost $61.9 million, or 50 cents a share, in the second quarter, as revenue nearly doubled to $769.3 million. On a non-GAAP basis, Tesla said it earned 11 cents a share, topping analysts' expectations of 4 cents. Earlier on Thursday, the automaker announced a partnership with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp to build a $5 billion battery "gigafactory" in the United States....More
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Lawyers expect hundreds of claims at start of GM ignition-switch fund  

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Several hundred claims are expected to be filed at the start of a GM-financed program being launched Friday to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch on some of its vehicles, lawyers say....More
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